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"Jihadi brides and adventurers"

ASIO chief Duncan Lewis has confirmed 30-40 Australian women are being groomed as "jihadi brides" Source: AAP

An increasing number of young Australian women are seeking to join the conflict between ISIS and national governments in Syria and Iraq.

The Federal Government is running multi-million dollar programs to prevent violent extremism and radicalisation in the community. However community leaders are questioning whether the programs are really working to prevent Australian men and women from joining militant organisations.